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How To Figure Out If You're a Parent Who Qualifies For Extra Cash

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We have the details — and the explanation — of who qualifies and how to get a new tax benefit in California.

A few quick things to know:

  • This is the first year people can claim the state's Young Child Tax Credit.
  • Parents of children under six, who made at least one dollar in 2019, and less than $30,000, can be eligible.
  • To get it, you must file a tax return (yes, even if you otherwise make too little to have to file.)

AND, there are a bunch of other credits you can claim, plus a ton of professionally trained folks that want to help you get your taxes done for free – that means more money for you!

We've laid it all out for you: Parents Of Young Kids: California Wants To Give You Money